September 27, 2005 > They're back!
NUMMI employees support National Public Lands Day at Stivers Lagoon
by Trish Cordova and Barbara Silva
Saturday morning, September 24th, was picture perfect. The sun shone in a cloudless sky and people were busy enjoying the day at local parks and at events held at various venues around the area. Among those pursuing more vigorous activities was a hardy group of New United Motor Manufacturing, Inc. (NUMMI) volunteers participating in National Public Lands Day. On this day, an estimated 90,000 volunteers from coast to coast were poised to "refurbish and restore the lands and facilities Americans use for recreation, education and just plain enjoyment." Robb Hampton, director of National Public Lands Day noted that NUMMI volunteers are an integral part of "this special Saturday in September."
NUMMI volunteers have participated in many past public service projects and, following this tradition of service to their community, spent the morning spreading wood chips on pathways, removing overgrown vegetation and cleaning litter and debris from Mission and Muskrat creeks at Stivers Lagoon at Central Park in Fremont. Fremont Mayor Bob Wasserman expressed his gratitude saying, "NUMMI has always been willing to contribute to environmentally sound projects, and this is another example of their efforts."
Pictured volunteers include NUMMI president Yuki Azuma and his wife, Yuriko who worked side-by-side with project coordinators, Ghada Khalid and Steven Spivak and NUMMI employees Shin Imeda, Kenichi Noda and Mark Dwyer. Park Rangers, Sandy Ferreira and Barbara Silva (not pictured) helped supervise the effort.
Thank You NUMMI!